Week 8 Sunday notes
Westbrook reunion goes awry
Monday night's Westbrook family reunion -- the first time the Westbrook brothers squared off against each other in the same NFL game -- did not turn out the way anyone expected.
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook suffered a concussion that could sideline him for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. It was so bad Monday night that Westbrook briefly lost feeling in his arms and his legs were paralyzed, according to two NFL sources. Fortunately the feeling was fleeting and didn't last more than a handful of minutes.
Westbrook's younger brother, Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook, tore a knee ligament that required surgery last week and will sideline him at least one game.
The brothers had been anticipating Monday night's game for a long time. Byron spent last season on the Redskins' practice squad and won a spot on the 53-man roster this season. He also earned a chance to play against Brian, with their parents in attendance. But each brother went down early. Brian never returned, though Byron did. Now that one game is expected to knock the brothers out of future games.
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